Sunday, August 6, 2017

Busy, busy

Obviously the blog has been severely neglected while tons has been going on.  I want to set a goal to post weekly, even if the content is simply a picture-free list of what we did.

I can't recall everything that's happened for the past 1.5 years since the previous post.  It has been productive for sure and we're still pretty much on track to depart Portland next spring for some long-term cruising.  Starting to look like we might head up to Alaska for a season.

A few of the big happenings I can recall off the top of my head:

  • Had another baby in March, Morgan Ann Powning
  • Installed composting toilet in forward head
  • Replaced the cockpit enclosure
  • Installed refrigeration including a real freezer!
  • Started installation of hydronic heating system (about 2/3 complete)
  • Replaced water heater which had started leaking
  • Lots and lots of smaller maintenance and modification jobs
I'm still working full time doing software development, teaching occasional keelboat sailing classes and did a few yacht deliveries up and down the coast stretching from Cambell River on Vancouver Island to San Diego, CA.  Even got to compete in the Oregon Offshore race which was something that's been on my to-do list every since I learned of it 4 or 5 years ago.

Anywho, all is well.  Hopefully I'll manage to get an update for this week posted tonight.


  1. So then I won't feel so bad about having not posted on my blog for more than a year. I want to find out more about the composting head.

    1. I'll make sure to write about the head. It's been so great we're going to do the same to our second head.